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Plane hit by bird returns to Seattle; was headed to Dallas

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SEATTLE (AP) -

Officials say an American Airlines flight headed to Dallas returned to the Seattle Tacoma International Airport after striking a bird during takeoff.

Sea-Tac Airport officials said in a tweet that the flight with 150 passengers landed safely Wednesday afternoon.

KIRO-TV reports a crater left by the bird was visible on the nose of the plane as it landed.

The airport also posted a photo of the damage to Twitter.

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